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Royal Yeast Cakes

Today’s picture is a reader submission, from a reader named Jeannette, who came across this photo at her mother’s house. The sign on the fence reads “Royal Yeast Cakes”, but I’m not sure if it was a sign or merely advertising. Her mother who is in her 80’s thought the building may have been from her old neighbourhood where she grew up around the…
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Ontario Tourist Bureau

Here’s an old postcard view of the former Tourist Bureau location in Downtown Windsor. It was on the same site as the current Tourist Office on Goyeau at City Hall Square. The caption on the back of the card reads: PROVINCE OF ONTARIO TOURIST BUREAU welcomes visitors…
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Recent Losses

Happy Monday everyone. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. Today’s post is thanks to Google Street View and a couple of recently lost buildings in Windsor. The Whiski Jack Bar, was the victim of arson last week. So this old handsome brick building from…
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Riverside Drive - 1915

Happy Friday everyone. Another week down, but sadly three more weeks still until the next long weekend… Up today is an old photo taken along what was then Sandwich Street looking east. Taken in 1915, this was shortly after the onset of WWI. As is typical for an old photo of Windsor, everything you can see is long gone. Despite the date, and the rising popularity of the horseless carriage…
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Eastown Plaza - c. 1995

Photo © Scott Hughes Today we have a pair of old shots from about 1995, taken and passed long by Scott Hughes. These shots show the old, long gone N&D signs at Eastown Plaza, at Tecumseh Road and Lauzon Road. The sign must have been replaced not too long after these shots were taken, as a boring teal painted steel sign stand there today its place. Teal as may you may recall hit a peak in…
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Wolf's Hotel

Happy Friday once again everyone! Today’s photo is a bit of a mystery. I sadly don’t have much background on it either… It is dated April 18, 1954, and the caption on the back reads: Wolfgang Feller Windsor Roadhouse Prop. – Wolf Hotel I did find the…